The Village Langley – Community Centre & Program Coordinator
Langley, British Columbia
9d ago

The Village aspires to be much more than a community that supports and cares for people living with a dementia diagnosis.

We strive to be a place where, through the dedicated service of our team members, each Resident has an enriched living experience and lives their own best life, each-and-every day.

  • The role of a Village team member is to facilitate an enriched living experience for each Villager by fostering and nurturing relationships;
  • enabling Villagers to control and manage their day; enabling feelings of safety, security & connectedness to people and things that matter to each person;
  • establishing trusting relationships with families; enabling learning of new things, and; making meaningful contributions within The Village and surrounding communities.

    Our success is largely determined by the amount of joy, love and laughter experienced by each of those we serve Villagers, staff, volunteers and local community.


    The primary role of the Community Centre & Program Coordinator is to empower each Villager to achieve and sustain health and well-

    being, live life to the fullest, flourish and thrive, regardless of cognitive or physical limitations. Reporting to the Community Centre Manager, the Community Centre & Program Coordinator is accountable to ensure that each Villager has opportunity to engage in meaningful activities, of interest to them, with other Villagers and the larger community.

    They collaborate with a Community Centre & Program Assistant, Household Teams and volunteer network to deliver life enrichment events, activities and programs and is accountable for the following outcomes :

    Enabling skilled and confident teams, they are accountable for the following activities and outcomes :


    Oakwood Community Centre Operations and Wellness Promotion

    Our goal for the Oakwood Community Centre is to be a gathering place, promoting wellness, for all Villagers and those who support them.

    The Community Centre & Program Coordinator will facilitate this by :

  • Coordinating and facilitating activities and events aligned with the interests and abilities of all Villagers, focusing on all domains of well-being.
  • Organizing Village clubs and group programs.
  • Maintaining a Village peer-support network.
  • Facilitating special events and celebrations of interest to Villagers, their families and friends and the external community, in collaboration and coordination with The Village team.
  • Hosting community groups providing education, enrichment events and activities.
  • Liaising with external service providers and program instructors.
  • Maintaining Resident activity participation and engagement records as part of the interdisciplinary care planning process.
  • Participating in Resident-inclusive interdisciplinary care conferences as required.
  • Regularly visiting Households to promote ongoing familiarity with, and for, Villagers.
  • 2. Volunteer Programs

    Enabling older adults to volunteer facilitates improved physical and emotional well-being and promotes feeling valued and empowered by meeting new people, offering opportunities for creativity and personal growth, and having fun.

    Our goal is to enable such meaningful involvement of persons and groups from within and external to The Village in our routine.

    The Community Centre & Program Coordinator will facilitate this by :

  • Enabling volunteer opportunities for Villagers within Community Centre programs and events, partnering with Household Teams to coordinate support necessary to enable meaningful participation.
  • Providing program support to The Friends of the Village.
  • Supporting The Village’s volunteer education and orientation program.
  • Supporting a Resident-directed Village Council.
  • Supporting a Family-directed Village Family Council.
  • Household Support

    Many of The Village activities will take place in the Community Centre, barn and outdoor spaces. We believe it equally, if not more, important that a variety of dynamic recreation and social activities occur spontaneously within each Household, aligned with the interests, talents and abilities of the people who live and work there.

    The Community Centre & Program Coordinator will support this by :

  • Development and maintenance of physical, social and intellectual enrichment activity and program toolkits to be used by Household Teams in Villager engagement.
  • Hosting education opportunities for Household Teams to learn engagement and relational skills, supporting Villager life-
  • enrichment and meaningful communication with families.

  • In collaboration with the Household Teams, plan and host engagement activities and events between and among Households.
  • Coaching Household Teams and Village staff to achieve a Resident-directed culture, consistent with best practice in memory-care.
  • Other responsibilities will include :

  • Maintaining appropriate records and reports in accordance with The Village practices.
  • Supporting The Village’s continuous quality improvement program.
  • Representing The Village at community events.
  • Communicating regularly scheduled, special event and activity details with Villagers, families and stakeholders.
  • As an integral component of The Village Team, participation in dementia-care and best practice education.
  • Values :

    Demonstrates service excellence by living Verve’s values

  • Empathy
  • Passion for Excellence
  • Flexibility
  • Leadership Competencies :
  • Continued growth and development

  • Interpersonal Intelligence
  • Intrapersonal Intelligence
  • Teaching, Learning, Teamwork
  • Service Excellence

  • Honest, truthful and ethical
  • Inspiring, dynamic, enthusiastic, positive and optimistic
  • Competent, capable and effective
  • Fair, open minded and flexible
  • Cooperative and team oriented
  • Caring and committed
  • Organized and determined
  • A minimum 60 credit hour diploma in Community or Therapeutic Recreation, Social Service Work, Community Service Work or related field.
  • Food Safe Level 1 Certificate.
  • BC Serving it Right Certificate.
  • Minimum 2 years supporting adults with a diagnosis of dementia or cognitive impairment.
  • Minimum 2 years client advocacy experience.
  • Excellent communication skills in English, both orally and in writing.
  • Demonstrated commitment to and understanding of the concepts of shared leadership and person-directed care.
  • Critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong diplomacy skills.
  • Strong computer literacy including Excel.
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